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FAKRO Skylights, Roof Windows & Flat Roof Skylights

European Quality Made For CanadaColumbia Manufacturing Co. Ltd. is proud to be the exclusive Canadian distributor of FAKRO skylights, roof windows and flat roof skylights in Canada. Bringing this range of high quality innovative products to Canadian consumers.

Premium European Design & Innovation

European Design & Experience
  • For 30 years the FAKRO Group has produced European beautifully designed, technically superior skylights.
  • As the second largest skylight manufacturer in the world, FAKRO supplies 15% of the global market, selling in over 50 countries, and distributing from their European manufacturing plants.
  • FAKRO excels in leading Smart Home technology and premium factory lacquered thick wood pressure treated frames, designed to withstand the harshest weather. Discover the natural beauty of FAKRO’s exclusive line of quality skylights.
Why FAKRO Was The Perfect Partner For Columbia
  • FAKRO brings new products to Columbia’s existing well established product line – providing a European level of quality, innovation and design that Canadian consumers are looking for.
  • FAKRO has developed many state of the art premium products that have been tested over time in the European market, the use of factory lacquered tight grain pine and Smart Home technology.
  • Through their global experience, they have established themselves as experts in roof access and flat roof products. We are proud to partner with FAKRO and bring these premium skylights to Canada.

Fakro Skylight Factory

One of FAKRO’s European manufacturing plants

FAKRO FACTS

  • FAKRO started in 1991 in Nowy Sacz, Poland where the idea to manufacture skylights and roof windows was adopted by the company’s founder.
  • In 1994 the first FAKRO skylights are delivered to European customers.
  • In 2000 FAKRO was introduced to the North American market.
  • The FAKRO Group consists of 12 manufacturing plants.
  • The FAKRO Group includes 17 distribution centres around the globe.
  • FAKRO products are available in over 50 countries worldwide.
  • The FAKRO Group employs over 4,000 people.
  • The production area is over 2,150,000 sq.ft..
  • To date, FAKRO has sold over 8,000,000 skylights.
  • Currently, export sales account for 70% of total FAKRO production and sales.
  • FAKRO is the world’s second largest producer of roof windows and skylights, with approximately 15% of the global market.
  • FAKRO holds over 100 patents for leading skylight design and innovation.
  • FAKRO holds over 20 international certificates for quality and design.

Fakro Distribution Map

FAKRO products are sold globally.

The FAKRO Product range

Fakro Skylights Product Range Home Rendering
Fakro Solar Venting Skylights Feature
Premium Curb Mount Solar Venting Skylight
  • The ultimate curb mount solar venting skylight. Make an architectural statement with this beautifully designed premium modern European skylight – the sophistication of infinity glass with a black bezel edge.
  • Solar powered, so it doesn’t need to be wired to your home’s electrical system – helping to reduce your energy bills.
  • Venting to let in cool fresh air, expelling heat, humidity, and airborne pollutants like dust or cooking odors.
Fakro Deck Mounted Skylights
Deck Mounted Skylights
  • FVS, FVE – deck mounted solar or electric venting skylights are recommended for out of reach applications.
  • FV – deck mounted manual venting skylights are an excellent choice for in reach installations, providing easy operation with crank handle or control rod.
  • FX – fixed skylights are a cost effective solution to provide natural light. Easy, “bracket free” installation system. No site curb required. Special perimeter gasket for increased insulation.
Egress Roof Windows Feature
Egress Roof Windows
  • FWU – roof access windows light up a room, and also provide easy access to the roof for repairs, emergencies, and egress.
  • Available in right or left opening. Choose the best orientation for your application.
  • Provides easy access to your roof while providing natural light and the ability to enjoy an exceptional view.
Top Centre Pivot Skylights Feature
Top and Centre Pivot Opening Skylights
  • FPP-V top hung and pivot windows open in two distinct ways: outward from the top and via a center pivot.
  • FTP-V center pivot windows with a 180-degree rotating sash.
  • FTT U6 & FTT U8 Thermo provide exceptional energy savings. Designed for the latest passive building construction.
Roof Balcony Feature
Balcony Windows
  • FGH-V balcony windows, open to create a beautiful balcony in the loft, expanding your living area, providing views and ventilation. Provides 0° to 45° opening range.
  • The engineering and quality of the finish are outstanding. Operation is easy, opening up your living space to the view outside.
Fakro Flat Roof Skylights Feature
Wide Range of Flat Roof Skylights
  • DEF – electric venting, superior insulated roof windows for a flat and low pitched roof, filling the room below with light.
  • DMF – manual venting, superior insulated roof windows for a flat and low pitched roof.
  • DXF – fixed, superior insulated roof windows for a flat and low pitched roof.
  • DRF – insulated, glazed flat roof access skylights, providing all the benefits of natural light.
  • DXW – fixed, incredibly strong, insulated, walkable skylight for flat roofs, allowing the room below to be filled with light. Special non-slip coating to ensure complete safety.

INNOVATIVE FEATURES

FAKRO is known the world over for it exceptional quality, material usage and industry leading level of innovation. The FAKRO products are hand and machine crafted to an unparalleled level of fit and finish that make them unique in the industry. Each product is submitted to numerous rounds of quality control inspection and lab testing before it is shipped from the factory.

Smart Home Integration

Fakro Z-Wave Smart Home Integration

Leading Smart Home Technology, Z-Wave
  • FAKRO has made significant investment into making sure its products are at the leading edge of technology, while staying compatible with industry standards and most commonly used platforms.
  • Z-Wave is the industry standard, being used in more Smart Home products than any other platform, this ensures your FAKRO skylight will be supported with software updated as technology changes.
  • You won’t be locked into a single manufacturer’s proprietary system that is dependent on them handling the updates.
  • Z-Wave ensures the technology in your skylights will remain current with advancements in Smart Home integration. Skylights are not an obsolete phone you can just throw away when technology changes.
  • Available on FVC-S, FVS & FVE skylights, DEF flat roof skylight, SRF/ARF Blinds.

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Thermal Insulation

Lower Utility Bills

Solid Wood Skylight Feature

Solid Wood Construction
  • A thick, wooden skylight frame is the best insulator between the inside of the building
    and the outside.
  • Thick wooden frame made of select narrow grain pine, seasoned and vacuum pressure treated.
  • All wooden elements are factory lacquered before final assembly.
  • Frame corners are additionally sealed against any moisture penetration.

Exceptional Energy Efficient Skylight Feature

Exceptional energy efficiency on all FAKRO products
  • One of the most important objectives during the design process of skylights is energy-saving.
  • Use of ENERGY STAR® compliant glass keeps the heat outside during the summer and inside during the winter. It provides energy savings with air conditioning in the summer, and reduces heat loss in the winter.

Fakro Energy Efficient Spacers Feature

Energy efficient spacers for improved performance
  • Many skylights use metallic spacers to separate panes and they can result in condensation by creating a cold ‘bridge’, decreasing energy savings.
  • By contrast, FAKRO uses warm rubber insulated spacers in order to ensure that this common problem does not affect our products.

Air Tight Skylights Feature

Perimeter gasket seals the skylight air tight
  • Another feature increasing the insulation properties of FAKRO skylights is the additional perimeter gasket under the frame which insulates between the skylight’s frame and roof decking.
  • Made from an advanced compound, the flexible durable gasket creates an air-tight seal.

Second Gasket Feature

Second gasket systems, doubles your protection
  • The additional double gasket system seals the gap between the sash and the frame of the skylight.
  • As a result, the gap is well protected against air seeping out.

Energy Efficient Skylight Spacers Feature

Energy efficient thermo flashing for improved performance
  • Optional high performance thermo flashing increases the R-value of the skylight by up to 10%.
  • Designed to work with FAKRO’s range of skylights. FV, FVE, FV & FX.
  • Engineered for low and high profile roofing materials. Providing the ultimate in thermo insulation and the only skylight system offered today with insulated flashing.

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Durability

Skylight Condensation Protection Feature

UV and condensation protection
  • Heat and UV reducing glazing unit with an internal gasket system that collects and drains any condensation to the outside.

High Quality Wood Frame Feature

Highest quality factory finished wood frames
  • Thick wooden frame made of select narrow grain pine, seasoned and vacuum pressure treated.
  • All wooden elements are factory lacquered before final assembly.

Fakro Second Gasket Systems Feature

Frame corners sealed for added protection
  • Frame corners are additionally sealed against any moisture penetration.

Fakro Skylight Corner

Ultra tough baked on paint
  • External cladding covered with durable UV resistant paint.

20 Year Warranty Feature

Best in class warranty
  • The FAKRO premium deck mounted skylight carries a 20 year warranty on sealed glass failure, 10 years on parts, and 5 years on blinds and controls.

Easy Installation

Fakro Install Template

Template makes installation a breeze
  • A template is supplied that is specific to the skylight model, for fast and easy marking of the rough opening.

Fakro Screw Install

Engineered so fewer screws do the job better
  • 4 to 6 screws drilled through the frame to secure the skylight to the roof deck. Perfect for new builds and retrofits.

Fakro Pin System

One person installation with our pin system
  • Metal pins hold the skylight in place during installation. The elimination of skylight sliding allows for one person installation.

Safety

Product compliance with building codes and regulations.
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Find out more about FAKRO’s history, exceptional manufacturing and products on the video.

Premium European Quality Skylights & Roof Windows, A History Of Innovation
To find out more about FAKRO’s premium European skylights and commitment to design and quality. Length: 10.40 Minutes

Quality system & code compliance

Scientists Testing Skylights

 

  • FAKRO’s products are made to the highest quality and specifications, incorporating innovative technology, exacting manufacturing processes and production management, and continuous improvements to manufacturing and working conditions.
  • Quality control is an essential part of their manufacturing and each product is quality assessed at every stage of the production process.
  • The FAKRO Quality Control Supervisors perform 70 different laboratory control and measurement tests, ensuring the highest standard of product is delivered to their customers.
  • Quality control is conducted on all incoming products and components during the production process, leading to the highest standard finished product.
  • We aim to provide consistent quality on all manufactured products, which earns our customer’s trust and continued satisfaction. We are relentless in addressing new customer needs and our pursuit of future product development. Our dedication to ongoing research and development is essential to our success as a company, incorporating leading design and innovation into our existing and future products.
  • Our commitment to customer satisfaction and honouring your trust in our products has been one of our core values since 1991.
  • In order to provide our customers products that are as safe as possible our skylights are tested for code compliance by accredited laboratories.
  • After our products pass the tests and meet the requirements of applicable codes, they are certified by these recognized organizations.
  • Standard FAKRO skylights comply with the applicable requirements of the:
    • International Building Code (IBC)
    • International Residential Code (IRC)
    • International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)

Quality system & code compliance

  • FAKRO deck mounted skylights are tested according to Canadian Standards Association (CSA) requirements.
  • With the use of the highest quality specialized coated glass in our glazing units, FAKRO skylights are NFRC and ENERGY STAR® certified for use in the USA and Canada. FAKRO skylights also meet the requirements of IGCC (Insulating Glass Certification Council) and IGMA (Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance), requirements for initial and post-gas fill weathering certification.
  • FAKRO’s (egress) access roof window FWU 24/46 tested in accordance with IRC section R 310.1.1, R 310.1.2 and is officially recognized as a certified Fire Exit roof window (Egress window).
    Certificate available at: fakro.ca
  • AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440-08 NAFS – North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for Windows, Doors, and Skylights
  • A440S1-09 Canadian Supplement to AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101.I.S.2/A440, NAFS
  • NFRC 100 Procedure for determining fenestration product U-factors

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  • Manufacturer stipulates that these ratings conform to applicable NFRC procedures for determining whole product performance. NFRC ratings are determined for a fixed set of environmental conditions and a specific product size.
  • NFRC does not recommend any product and does not warrant the suitability of any product for any specific use. Consult manufacturer’s literature for other product performance information.
  • With the use of highly selective solar glass in our glazing units, FAKRO skylights are NFRC certified for use in Canada.